I decided a couple of years ago to pursue my lifelong passion and that has led me to Birmingham. It's been a journey and the path that has led me here has been long, hard, happy, and at times a little depressing and lonely. But mostly it's been awesome, and the journey is far from over.
Movies (a short list in no particular order): American Beauty (my favorite movie), Amelie, Hard Candy, Scott Pilgrim vs The World, The Virgin Suicides, May, The Sentinel, Rosemary's Baby, Night of the Living Dead, Return of the Living Dead I and III, Natural Born Killers, Interview With the Vampire, Vanilla Sky, Requiem For a Dream, The Professional, The Cabin in the Woods, anything by Tarantino, anything by Kevin Smith, The Hunger Games, A Midsummer Night's Dream (the American version with Michelle Pfeiffer), Flesh For the Beast, any horror movie, especially b-movies and classic horror, pretty much anything by Troma (Unspeakable, Tromeo and Juliet, The Toxic Avenger, etc.) Also, documentaries...some of my favorites are: The Revisionaries, Jesus Camp, Hell House, Indie Game, Religulous, This Film Is Not Yet Rated, Best Worst Movie, etc.
Shows: American Horror Story, The Walking Dead, South Park, Master Chef, Hell's Kitchen, South Park, Trigun, Degrassi (don't judge me). Also, any space or science shows.
Music: Lots. Earth, Wind, & Fire, Tower of Power, James Brown, Poe, The Cardigans, A Perfect Circle, Puscifer, MC Chris, MC Frontalot, Nine Inch Nails, Tenacious D, Frank Zappa, Steely Dan, Snarky Puppy, t.a.t.u., Ogre Mage, Garbage, George Hrab, 8 Bit Weapon, Mr. Bungle, Cyndi Lauper, and many, many more.
Food: Indian food (especially vindaloo, saag, makhni, vegetable samosas, pakoras...pretty much everything). I also like sushi quite a bit. Spicy tuna, eel, and tuna nigiri/sashimi are my favorites. I like a lot of other food, but I like Indian and sushi the best. I also like to cook quite a bit, mainly Italian. I make a pretty mean baked ziti. I can also make the best green beans you've even had. Truth.
All manner of spicy food
Honorable mention: Red Bull